Police rescue a dog from £56,000 BMW by smashing the window as temperatures hit 66F in Essex
- Incident happened outside Borough Hotel in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, Sunday
- A police woman repeatedly tries to break the glass with a hammer but is not able
- The crowd shouts: ‘Do it, now, do it.’ Whilst a young boy covers his ears
- Eventually a member of the crowd steps in to break car’s window with a hammer
A dog is saved from a hot locked car after the window is smashed to free the animal as crowds watch on and cheer.
People gathered around the black £56,000 BMW as an officer tries to burst through the glass with her baton, and then a hammer, but is unable to break the glass.
The window is eventually smashed by a man believed to be a bystander and is met with a standing ovation as the dog is carried away from the hot box BMW X5.
The incident happened outside the Borough Hotel on Marine Parade in Southend-on-Sea, Essex and was posted to Facebook by the page ‘London Crime LDN’ last night captioned: ‘This happened in Southend-on-Sea please never leave your dog alone in a car.’
The video shows a police officer hit the driver side window with her baton, however the baton was not strong enough to break through the glass.
Bystanders are heard cheering and shouting ‘go on!’ as a man gives the police officer a hammer which was met with a large cheer and clap from the crowd.
One woman is heard shouting: ‘Do it, now, do it.’ Whilst a young boy covers his ears for protection.
The officer appears to speak into her radio before whacking the window four times.
At first the police woman attempts to break through the window with her baton but is unable (left) a man, believed to be a bystander hands her a hammer (right)
Yet, the window refuses to shatter. The unsatisfied crowd demands the officer whack harder.
The man who offered the hammer in the first instance offers to smash it for her. The crowd cheer once more.
How hot is too hot to leave your dog in the car?
A car can heat up to 89F (31C) in just ten minutes and 104F (40C) in just half an hour with outside temperatures of only 70F (21C).
When a car is left in 80F (26C) heat it can reach 99F (37C) in just ten minutes.
At highs of 95F (35C) outside the inside of a car can reach 114F (45C) in ten minutes and 129F (53C) in 30 minutes.
A dogs ability to withstand heat is dependent on its age and breed.
The RSPCA warn: ‘Never leave your dog alone in a car on a warm day. If you see a dog in distress in a hot car, dial 999.
‘Many people still believe that it’s ok to leave a dog in a car on a warm day if the windows are left open or they’re parked in the shade, but the truth is, it’s still a very dangerous situation for the dog.
‘A car can become as hot as an oven very quickly.’
Source: RSPCA and Canidae
The man hurls the hammer forward and smashes the BMW window which was met with rapturous applause.
Another angle shows the extent of the crowd watching as many bystanders are seen clapping and fist pumping the air in joy.
Police officers surround the window as they try and rescue the dog trapped inside.
The dog is eventually lifted from the car and the crowd cheer and clap a the canine is carried away to safety.
The video has enraged many in the comments who feel the owner of the black BMW should face justice.
Nicki Quinn said: ‘Good. Now crush the car, charge the owners for the police time which could have been spent elsewhere and rehome the dog to decent owners.’
Lee Piper added: ‘Now wait for owner, cuff them to a locked police car with the windows up while the police take the dog to the vets! And put a thick coat of the owner too.’
Sarah Charles wrote: ‘Do not let the owner ever have the dog back. Seize the car also. Name and shame owner.’
However, Dave Smith believes people just enjoy watching windows being smashed.
Dave Smith said: ‘People 100 per cent just enjoy seeing a car window being smashed, obviously they want the dog to be saved as well, but the windows entertainment.’
Another angle shows the extent of the crowd watching as many bystanders are seen clapping and fist pumping the air in joy
This comes after police in Plymouth, Devon were forced top smash a car window to save a dog from the sweltering heat on Wednesday.
The dog was trapped in the back of the vehicle parked in a car park after it was spotted by shoppers.
it is understood the owners of the car were not happy that their window was smashed according to the officers on the scene. PCSO Tracy Cunningham said: ‘They weren’t happy with us because their window was put in.’